Isn’t it fun to think about where you will go on vacation next? Even better is when you know there are just a few days left to work and for the next week or so you will relax in the place of your choosing. If you are tired of going to the same places every year, have I got the location for you: situated in Turkey, near the city of Trabzon is the lake Uzungol. Famous for its natural beauty, this area has seen high development lately, making it the perfect attraction for tourists seeking to escape their daily routine. Well, I travelled to Uzungol-Turkey and wrote about it!
If you like the outdoors there are a lot of mountain trails that vary in difficulty depending on your trekking experience as well as excursions to Uzungol lake. Its geographical variety make it a perfect place for botanists to choose for their vacationing as well as for nature lovers in general. The many villages around Uzungol mix seamlessly with the hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops that you can find all around making it for an interesting blend of the new versus the old.
And now, a few things about my travel to Uzungol, Turkey. With its capital in the city of Ankara, turkey’s largest city is Istanbul. Due to it being the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey is a place where cultures mix creating interesting blends especially when it comes to its architecture. You can find elements of Central Asian architecture as well as Persian. Arab, Armenian, Byzantine and a few others.
Uzungol, A Sight For the Weary
Going back to Uzungol, as stated before it is near the city of Trabzon, a city on the edge of the Black Sea and located on what was once the famous Silk Road, a series of trade and cultural routes linking Asia to Europe. Thus, it is perhaps the most diverse city in terms of religion, culture and language. It houses Turkey’s most important sea port which is also the town’s main economical drive.
Visitors to Uzungol can take a detour to Trabzon in order to see the Hagia Sophia, the Boztepe Park, the Trabzon Castle ruins or the Trabzon Museum. Oh and let’s not forget about the bazaar’s, famous throughout the world as offering people quality merchandise at the smallest of prices depending on their bargaining skills. During my vacation I found quite a few merchants that did not want to sell me their merchandise unless I bargained for it.
All in all, the Uzungol Lake as well as the area around it makes for the perfect vacation spot for those seeking to escape daily routine. No matter what your interest is, you will find something to satiate your desires as long as you know where to look or who to ask. And after you come back you will be able to say just like I do now, that I travelled to Uzungol-Turkey and wrote about it. Or at least bragged about it to a few close and personal friends. This is a destination you shouldn’t miss out on.